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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 1463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Also sold as Tesco Finest American Double IPA
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Crystal malt, Caramalt; Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe hops. Dry Hops: Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe. IBU 150
This Imperial India Pale Ale Rocks... Hardcore! But don’t feel obliged to take our word for it, this little bottle has a grandiloquent story to tell. 2,204 malted Maris Otter grains gave all they had to offer the world to provide the robustly delicate toffee malt canvas for the ensuing epic. 4 Hop Cones willingly sacrificed themselves in fiery cauldron that is our brew kettle to ensure your mouth is left feeling punished and puckering for more. 9,900,000,000 yeast cells frantically fermented their little hearts out as the sugars were magically turned into alcohol in the dark depths of our fermentation tanks. 2 humans and 1 canine companion are relatively happy with the results
Note this is for the new petrol blue coloured labels with white lettering, which is 9.2%. Ratings for the older bottles with with bright blue label and black lettering should go under the first edition.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (5020) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour with average, firm, frothy, minimally lacing, off-white head. Heavy piney aroma with a touch of honey, lemon zest. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty, pine, resin, a touch of citrus, but mainly really bitter hoppy; minimally biting bitter hoppy finish. Very drinkable, almost light, for its high abv.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 God, ja riktigt god. Imponerande att man lyckats dölja 9% alkohol så väl men med vad egentligen. ?Inte alls så mkt fruktig humlesmak som jag förväntar mig (och hoppaspå/kräver) av en toppklassigt god DIPA.men juste beska

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7244) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2012
Sampled from the bottle. Amber with a medium off-white head; aroma of pine and zesty citrus with just a modest whiff of alcohol; firm-bodied, assertive citric bitterness; quite drinkable for its high abv with a lingering tingling finish

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Best before 29/05/13. Pours amber with a 1 finger off white head. Pretty much no aroma at all. Some malt, faint hops but mostly some sweet candy/bubblegum and lavender notes at the end. Taste has mostly sweet malt, some bitter hops and prominent alcohol. Sticky mouth feel, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Short bitter after taste. Is this bottle old or is it something else? Not well balanced at all, malt and alcohol are the prominent elements in this DIPA. Where did all the hops go?

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (918) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2012
Color is amber with small orangish head. Smell is amazing it’s so fruity... passion fruit, tangerine, lavender, citrus, pine apple and many more... Taste is grapefruit, hops ... its so complexed but well balanced. Amazing beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2012
This is an excellent IPA with balanced aromas of pine and resin, and a flavor that is both bitter and sweet. The alcohol is mostly hidden in the rich, full palate. This IPA is very enjoyable and interesting. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (471) - - SEP 29, 2012
Dark hazy amber colour. Nice full body with strong citrus and malty aromas. Alcohol well hidden. Slight bitter finish. Incredible beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1461) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle from Sainsburys. Bright copper colour with thin white head, insistent sparkle. Ominous aroma, pointing to the taste experience to come, resin hops, and some nice pine. Initial taste has a creamy malt, before giving way to bitter hops. And it is bitter, resinous, some pine, not so much floral or citrus, so I guess a fairly typical house character to the hopping (they are a bit samey these Brewdog beers, just different strengths). Finish is mostly nagging bitter, long but not preposterously so. It’s actually quite drinkable for its strength. Good, and I could have had a couple of these!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small white head that laces well. Aroma is strong citrus, caramel, fruit, pine resin. Flavor same, medium sweet, quite bitter. Medium body, slick, oily in the mouth. Quite bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3520) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Jak zawsze od BrewDoga. Solidna treść i nachmielenie. Extra mocne double IPA. Hardcore pasuje bardzo dobrze do tego IPA. Piana znika szybko. Przeszkadza tylko alkocholowy posmak, ale wytrawność od kilku odmian chmielu jednak bierze górę i to zdecydowanie.


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